By the time you read this, I’ll be part-way through teaching my very own course for the first time (Edge Hill summer school excepted).  It’s exciting, but also a bit nerve-wracking, especially since I didn’t have very long to pull it together.

It’s an 8 week module on The Making of Modern Britain for an undergraduate foundation year, and as well as introducing students to the period in question, it’s designed to give them a thorough grounding in the skills needed to study history at university.  I’ve included lots of different types of source material, including various types of secondary sources (books, journal articles, popular history magazines and radio/television programmes) as well as primary evidence from newspapers, censuses, official documents and and cartoons.

I’m really looking forward to teaching it, as it’s something so different to what I normally do, and I’ll keep you posted as to how it goes.